it started as a shallow night, but you have to wade awhile before you get to the drop-off. So this is my 2 AM stream.
Anywho, what’s on my mind is the whole concept of being “conscious” and if that even means something anymore. Do people still say that? Ie: black consciousness, conscious rap/hip-hop, conscious poetry etc.
None of those terms hold weight to me anymore. For years I didn’t listen to the radio because I was tired of hearing collabs featuring Lil Wayne or another Beyonce song. I like Talib Kweli, Mos Def, The Roots, E Badu and the like… but without feeling guilty I admit that I like Drake, Kanye, Ludacris and some other super mainstream, evil, mysogynistic music corporation money-makers. As far as music goes, I just want to get the feeling that you are creating art that is true to the artist.
But about the whole “conscious” movement… Where was/is it supposed to take us, or has it already had it’s affect? Acceptance/tolerance of other lifestyles is becoming the status quo. “Cool to be smart” is a phrase that I wish was being ingrained into black men as quickly as it has into black women.
It just seems that more people are socially conscious but still lack a healthy amount of self-conscious introspection. They don’t know what they believe, and still lack an identity.
Of course, this is excluding the tumblr community that has created a world of potentially infinite windows into unique human experiences, opinions, souls. Pages filled with posts exposing the persons nature, beliefs, and what they adore.
Still, what kind of expression of the soul is found in post after post of cat, after cat, after GIF of movie clip with expression that matches the expression you made when you saw the boy throw the cat.
Everyone follows to be different. What’s the point of being unique if no one is watching.
just about peed!
“nobody in the world, nobody in history, has ever gotten their freedom by appealing to the moral sense of the people who were oppressing them.” - assata shakur
why a lot of POC, namely black folk, don’t want to ally with many white outs anymore.
I think I’ve seen her at a strip club in Guam….
The Power of Pine-Sol
75 percent of college scholarships go to non-hispanic white students even though such students are only 62 percent of the overall student population:
Consent is easy when you’re a billionaire.
The neighbors got my wife reading this shit….. Billionaire=modern day knight in shining armor I suppose. Something to escape the mundane.
I hate when people are like “only dogs can give you love and affection, cats are cold and elusive” like okay dog person if you had ever actually owned a cat you would know they are the neediest fucking creatures on the planet
cats will literally sit on your head until you pay attention to them
you can only go one way as an growth in the ghetto
beat through the concrete to tell the story society should know
defenseless even as an rose
thrones bruised like a broken nose
can you not smell the bullshit?
the talent strive from the bottom
and yet they still want us to take…